Clubs & Extracurriculars














Dungeons & Dragons



NDPA students participates in the International Film Festival of Utah. Students and teachers stay after school, create videos - all in Spanish! We have guest directors come from foreign countries and teach our students how to create videography and write scripts; this is an after school activity that we do.

Student government is a junior high group consisting of three representatives from each grade, nine members in total. Members are elected each spring from their student body to run dances, student events, and pep assemblies with an ear open for student ideas and input. They are a highly independent and self-motivated group who enjoy giving back to their school community.

The National Junior Honor Society promotes recognition for middle level students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. Through NJHS chapter service activities, members maintain and extend the qualities that won them selection by a Faculty Council.

What is the National Junior Honor Society?

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship.

Eligible students can be identified at the beginning of second trimester in eighth or ninth grade and be a student at NDPA for a minimum of one trimester. They must meet standards in the above mentioned areas.

Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

Four main purposes have guided chapters of NJHS from the beginning:

  • to create enthusiasm for scholarship,
  • to stimulate a desire to render service,
  • to promote leadership, and
  • to develop character in the students of secondary schools

All chapters are required to conduct at least one chapter service project each year and to promote individual service projects for all members. The organizational, leadership, and service learning skills developed through these activities build stronger students.

Purpose: Playing DND,

Magic the Gathering and other games to promote cooperation and team building.

Advisors: Cameron Pingree, McLean Paul, and Austin Gypp

Meeting Time: Fridays 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Fee: No cost

Games Club Application

Purpose: Learn the basics of playing the guitar; notes, chords, strum patterns, finger picking. A recital will be performed at the end of the semester. It is recommended that students practice 20 minutes daily. Club is limited to 15 students and runs for 1 semester.

Advisors: Kat Connolly

Meeting Time: Fridays 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Fee: No cost

Learn the Guitar Application

Purpose: Improve robots for Seaperch Competition (March 7)

Advisors: Corinne McCord

Meeting Time: Mondays 3-4 p.m. in room 211 - January 8, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 4

Fee: No Cost